sabato 4 dicembre 2010

Glenn Hauser logs December 3-4, 2010

** BRAZIL. Since CUBA started putting their squealy transmitter on 5040, the formerly well-heard R. Cultura do Pará on 5045 lost its North American audience (and South American?) --- except when RHC fails, as was the case Dec 4 at 0542, allowing soft music to be heard; meanwhile Rebelde 5025 was VG as usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CANADA [non]. 13635, Dec 4 at 1458, closing gospel huxter IDed as Christ Gospel Broadcast, Jeffersonville IN, with contact info, and then for Bible Voice Broadcasting, in Toronto, but off before completed at 1459*. This one is 250 kW, 83 degrees via Issoudun, FRANCE, Sat & Sun only (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CHINA [and non]. 6030, Firedrake is atop, Dec 4 at 1316; by 1347 it`s underneath Chinese talk, i.e. Ming Hui Radio, Taiwan, with CNR also scheduled via Beijing. No other Firedrakes found on 8400, 10500 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 12010, Dec 3 at 2320 as I tune across RHC, there is Arnaldo Coro Antich talking about the Antonio Maceo ham radio contest, this Saturday and Sunday. You may recall that one of the old La Voz del CID clandestine transmitters was also named for him!

We never hear Arnie any more on En Contacto, the RHC Spanish DX program; apparently he and Manolo de la Rosa do not get along. But Arnie still manages to get in DX-related items among his science-oriented commentaries on the Revistas Informativas at unpredictable times.

Altho not always audible, RHC on reactivated 15230 still colliding with CRI English via Canada, Dec 4 at 1418 making SAH; Commies vs Commies! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** GUIANA FRENCH. 7335, V of Russia in Spanish, Dec 4 at 0552 with usual super-signal S9+25+, so super that several nasty FMy spurs accompany it, on approx. 7315, 7322, 7328, 7342, 7349, i.e. multiples of about 7 kHz; all of which went off at 0600* (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MEXICO. 6185, R. Educación has been heard several times with news in Spanish from R. Francia Internacional after 0600, but not UT Sat Dec 4 at 0606; instead, YL DJ introducing folk music from Norway, hauntingly chilly vocal soloist; fast SAH from Vatican went away by 0620.

The latest but somewhat outdated program grid for XEEP 1060,
for 18 Oct-7 Nov shows RFI news M-F at 0603-0633 UT.

This MW relay sked applies for XEPPM 6185 at 0600-1200, while at 0000-0600 it has a separate schedule, at the bottom of the same page. And which does not admit to being on the air as we have heard it before 0000 UT = before 1800 local (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MYANMAR [and non]. 5770, looking for GUAM 5765-USB, instead get a weak carrier here, Dec 4 at 1314, but it disappears by 1315. Maybe Defence Forces station, only known broadcaster on frequency, scheduled 1130-1530, notwithstanding Aoki still showing R. Miskut, Nicaragua! High time that was removed (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** MYANMAR [non]. 7515, Dec 4 at 1351 Burmese talk about Mongolia and Sarkozy (is there some connexion of relevance to the Myanmarianese?). No jamming on sufficient signal, from R. Free Asia, via TINIAN (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PRIDNESTROVYE. 7565, Dec 4 at 1353, OC and tones off and on, so a CIS tune-up; 1402 it`s in S Asian language mentioning Family Radio, i.e. Urdu via Grigoriopol` (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** RUSSIA. 6075, R. Rossii, Pet/Kam, Dec 4 at 1348, now the motorboating is so bad, that musical modulation is just barely audible under it. See also UNID 6074 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SLOVAKIA. 9540, Dec 4 at 1404, R. Slovakia International not with scheduled Russian broadcast, but the multi-lingual ID loops. Long version includes mission statements, ``from the very heart of Europe`` in English, French, Spanish, Russian, German, Slovak, then short versions of IDs only, alternating past 1411, all with musical background including drumming. Time is running out before Dec 31 QRT and they aren`t even filling the scheduled airtime with programming. Wonder what the problem is. Has anyone noticed this also during English and other semi-hours? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 17715, Dec 4 at 1427, very poor signal from VOA, so must be back to Botswana site, while the day before it was inbooming from Greenville, so a Friday-only thing? Or just a backup when Bots was down (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 15180, Dec 3 at 2205, VG signal from a gospel huxter vs Carl Jung, causing splatter/overload 15150-15210; off when rechecked at 2259. I was tuning again for 15190, Tony Alamo vs Inconfidência, and this is the first time I have found any such signal on 15180. So much crap from 15180 that 15190 was unlistenable. Must be one of WHRI`s otherwise wooden frequencies. Yes, WHR website shows Angel 6: 14-23 15180, 23-06 7315, 06-13 7385, 13-14 9540.

HFCC has 15180 at 15-23 daily for the entire B-10 season, 100 kW, 315 degrees, but fortunately they only turn it on when some time is axually sold. The Fri 22-23 show is ``Warning``, with Jonathan Hansen; checking the entire program schedule, there are only a few other times when this entire span contains anything but Sumrall/LeSEA filler. Business must really be bad. DXing With Cumbre is listed at 1830 Sat on 15180, so was it on the air then? Of course not! (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 12160 missing as I checked for the Saturday 1700 broadcast Dec 4 of WORLD OF RADIO 1541 on WWCR. Instead, 7490 was still on the air. I notified the dxldyg ASAP about this. Turned out they stayed on 7490 at least for the rest of WOR. By next check 1830, 12160 was on. Remaining nominal times and frequencies for WOR: UT Sun 0330 on 4840, Sun 0730 on 3215.

Also, WOR was not showing at the even-UT hour times via ACB Radio Mainstream webcasts on Friday (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 3160, Dec 3 at 2213 I am monitoring the weak carrier from WPJK, 2 x 1580, with bits of audio, and it cuts off at 2217:08*. In Dec as well as Nov, 2215 UT is the official sunset time; yet to be confirmed is whether they are still signing on circa 1230, instead of legal sunrise 1215 in Dec. But it was still barely audible at 1307 with gospel music, no comparison to BS on 3185 WWRB, not really from South Carolina. In Jan the official times for 1580 in Orangeburg will be 1230-2245 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6074, Dec 4 vs motorboating carrier from R. Rossii (see RUSSIA), three dashes heard before 1400, but VVV CQ CQ CQ DE 8GAL 8GAL K did not start running until 1400:15 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 9720.0-USB, INTRUDERS, Dec 3 at 2326, 2-way in Spanish. These sound more professional than your usual poachers which never ID; and neither drunk-sounding nor foul-mouthed! Tactical calls were heard several times, ``Aries, de Canguru``. Also mentioned ``inalámbrico`` (wireless), ``color gris`` (gray), ``17 horas, hora del centro`` (pointing to Mexico, current local time); ``eso es todo por el momento; le llamamos por teléfono``, ``a las 8 de la noche``, 91-00 (part of a phone number, or a different frequency?), and quit at 2334 uncovering a very weak broadcaster, listed RVA, Philippines (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 15102-USB, INTRUDERS, Dec 4 at 1420, 2-way intonation sounds like Spanish, but can`t understand a single word (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST) ###